A commercial dog-boarding kennel service in Maine decided to file suit against their legal counsel after never receiving liability benefits from an indemnity agreement. The attorney had been the kennel’s representative in agreements with multiple boarding clients to protect the business from any damages caused to pets. However, the kennel owners believed that their attorney had not been properly ensuring their rights and benefits from the indemnity agreement, leaving the business open to liability. In need of a professional opinion on indemnity agreements, an expert in secured transactions was asked to expound on the circumstances of the case.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. Do you have extensive experience dealing with settlement agreements and how they are properly secured?
- 2. Do you have experience representing plaintiffs in the preparation of an indemnification agreement?
Expert Witness Response E-032980
I focus my practice on international business litigation. In the course of my 30 years of practice, I have litigated both indemnification and secured transaction issues many times. I have also had experience with negotiating and drafting indemnification provisions and secured transaction agreements in the context of settlement negotiations for our clients.